A picture paints … well, as many words as you like. For instance:
“He said we were to meet at the bottom car park, and that’s it, right there in front of you, the bottom car park. And no Davo. As usual.”
Fred didn’t like Davo. He didn’t trust him and it was not without good reason. He’d let us down more than once.
“He’ll be here this time,” I said, in my most soothing tone.
Fred was on the edge of a breakdown.
“What were his exact instructions?” Maybe there had been a miscommunication.
“He said lower carpark, Turoa.”
And there was the problem. We were standing all alone at Whakapapa.